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[REBOL] Re: General REBOL questions

From: carl:cybercraft at: 16-Jun-2002 15:33

On 16-Jun-02, Brian wrote: Hi Brian, Welcome to the REBOL List. A lot of tricky questions there. (: I'll have a go at one of them, anyway. (And I'm sure the others will get answers as well. They're not all new questions, I assure you.)
> 3) When I fire up REBOL it brings up the REBOL desktop. I assume the > desktop is a REBOL script, but is this script imbedded into the > executable itself? If so, what if you want to modify it? Shouldn't > there just be some kind of default startup-script defined and the > user can make that whatever they want without burdening the > executable with a built-in script that they may not want to use > anyways?
I think the Desktop script is loaded when you launch View, though I'm not absolutely sure about that. But I believe it's quite small so I'd guess it wouldn't use up too many resources. However, it's easy to make it so View launches to just the Console, not the Desktop. Just change the... desktop: true line in View's "prefs.r" file to... desktop: false and the Desktop won't display. (Entering "Desktop" in the Console will still allow you to run it if you want to though.) As to a default startup-script, there is one. Look for a file called user.r . (It and the prefs.r file should be where you installed View.) You can have that launch any scripts you like at startup. Make a backup of the original though of course, to prevent any modifications you make to it mucking up the way View launches for you. Hope that's of some help. -- Carl Read